The Boys of Bonneville Trailer – Click above to watch the video after the jump

The Bonneville Salt Flats are now synonymous with speed and speed records, but that wasn't always the case. Ab Jenkins put the salty surface on the map long ago by building ever-faster contraptions in an effort to break and re-break land speed records.

While Jenkins was a superhero of his time, he has since slipped to the background of history. A new film titled The Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt looks to change that, as his son Marv rebuilds the 12-cylinder "Mormon Meteor" for one more shot at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Hit the jump to take in a very inspirational trailer of what looks like a fascinating look back at Ab Jenkins. Actor and race fan Patrick Dempsey will act as the voice of Ab Jenkins, and Jay Leno pitches in to help tell the tale.

Boys of Bonneville Movie Trailer from Price Museum of Speed on Vimeo.



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      prototyp
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks awesome... Makes me want to re-watch Anthony Hopkins' "World's Fastest Indian" too. Epic stories.
      qfiske
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gordon White has written a book about Ab Jenkins and this era. Sounds like a good idea to read the book before seeing the movie. This is an obscure corner of racing history.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, what a story. I saw this car a few years ago on My Classic Car, along with another of Ab Jenkins' cars.
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      alnocita
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow...do I feel dumb. I 'm suppose to be a car guy and I had never heard of Ab Jenkins. This looks like a great movie; can't wait to see it.
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